FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers
Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 2nd November 2018
Kick-off at 1:30 UK
Venue: Toyota Stadium (Frisco).
A poor finish to the campaign put Dallas in the conference knock-out instead of the semifinals and they now welcome the Portland Timbers who finished the season in decent style by bagging 7 points out of the last 4 games.
Dallas despite their recent woes remain the favorite to win this game on the back of a strong home record and h2h against their Wednesday’s opponent.
Oscar Pareja’s men were beaten just twice at home this season and scored in 15 of the 17 games so far this season at this venue.
This is no good news for Timbers, who despite the decent finish, seems to struggle in away games.
Their last game of the season was away at Vancouver resulting in a 1-2 defeat, leaving them with just 1 win from the last 8 away games. They did score in their last 5 away trips, however the defense is vulnerable and conceded a massive 18 goals from the last 8.
FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers Head-to-head
- The two meetings between these two sides this year end in stalemates.
- Dallas are unbeaten at home against Timbers since 2014, a streak of 6 games that saw 3 wins and draws each.
- Nine of their last 10 h2h meetings at the Toyota Stadium saw both teams scoring.
- Five of the last 6 at this venue produced 3 or more goals.
FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers Predictions
FC Dallas have only themselves to blame for ending up in the conference knockouts. The team lost their last three games of the regular season and at least three points from there could have put them in the conference finals.
It is a disappointing finish, yet Oscar Pareja’s men have reasons to be confident when they welcome Portland Timbers at Frisco this Wednesday. This is the ground where they lost just 2 of the 17 matches this season and their visitors are not the best travelling side in the league.
The Timbers were only able to win 4 of their 17 away games this season and conceded at an average of 2 goals per game during the period. Also, they lost 5 of their last 7 road games.
Thus Dallas must edge a narrow win here on the back of strong home support and a 6 match unbeaten record at this stadium against the visiting side.
FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers Betting Tips
FT – Dallas to win @ 3/4 (1.75)
Both teams to Score @ 2/3 (1.66).